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New Bishop of Christchurch for New Times

Installation of Bishop Peter Carrell as the 9th Bishop of Christchurch in front of the quake-damaged Cathedral

On Saturday, the Rev. Dr Peter Carrell was ordained a bishop, and then installed as the 9th Bishop of Christchurch in Cathedral Square in front of the quake-damaged cathedral. Christchurch, in the Province of Canterbury, is an Anglican settlement, New Zealand’s first city because of the cathedral. The cathedral will be reconstructed. This is to be completed in the next decade.

Here is Peter’s ordination service:

In Peter’s ordination, the increased stress on biculturalism was notable – Peter gave a moving mihi in Te Reo (video above 25:52). Pihopa Rihare Wallace QSM, of Te Wai Pounamu, gave the homily (video 56:17).

Bishops Peter & Paul
Peter and Paul – Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops of Christchurch

Peter is a blogging bishop – conscious of the 21st Century context in which we exercise mission and ministry.
Peter’s blog: Anglican Downunder
Peter’s weekly Resourcing Preaching
Peter’s twitter profile

Peter's Whānau
Peter and his whānau arriving in the Square
Square Crowd
Some of the people at the Installation in the Square

The Installation service:

Peter is an Old Boy of Christ’s College, the school where I serve as chaplain. He will be installed as the 10th Warden there next week.

Christ's College Installation
From Christ’s College at the Installation

Article on the new bishop
Summary of the ordination
Bishop Peter’s blog post about Saturday
Anglican Taonga article about Saturday
Food for Faith article

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